Jobtitel: Global Application Development Specialist (m/f/d) Footwear
Vertragsart: Permanent
Arbeitszeitmodel: Vollzeit
Branche: Chemicals
Berufsfeld: Engineering
Ort: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job veröffentlicht: 29-02-2024
Job-ID: 32505



Departer is a leading German Executive Search firm with over 20 years of experience in global leadership recruitment. We specialize in placing executives in medium-sized enterprises and private equity portfolio firms across DACH, MEAI, ASIA, and ANZ regions. With a deep understanding of the DACH economy, we facilitate successful placements within global management teams across corporate headquarters and entities abroad.

Our client is a market leader in the chemical industry with innovative forms of applications. In this role, you will support the Technical Application department with the development and extension of their product portfolio. You will be part of a high-performing, fast-growing and ambitious team and business environment with opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of advanced PUR formulations specifically for footwear applications, considering factors such as comfort, durability, and environmental impact
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to footwear manufacturers, ensuring the PUR systems meet their specific requirements for performance and quality
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints related to footwear applications, maintaining detailed documentation in our database
  • Collaborate closely with R&D and quality control departments to define product specifications and ensure compliance with international footwear standards
  • Guide production and quality control teams in adjusting processes to align with footwear product specifications
  • Drive innovation by evaluating new raw materials and technologies for footwear applications, from initial concept through to final customer approval
  • Deliver technical presentations and safety talks to customers, focusing on the safe handling and application of our chemicals in footwear manufacturing
  • Develop strategies to optimize inventory levels of raw materials and finished goods specific to the footwear segment
  • Report to the Head of Technical Service

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or a related field, with a strong focus on polyurethane technology
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in polyurethane systems development, specifically for the footwear industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest trends, technologies, and materials in footwear manufacturing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional European language skills would be an added value
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality
  • Customer- and business-oriented way of thinking
  • Strong communication skills, capable of effectively engaging with customers and internal teams
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, self-organized and independent personality with the ability to multi-task
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